April 23rd 2018 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– Declining Murder Rate Suggests Transparent Economy Becoming A Possibility –
New York City, had less then 300 homicides, this past year.
That was a record low and a far cry from the nearly 2,200 homicides, which occurred in NYC, in 1990. So with that being said, what are the implications of this down-turn in violence?
In my opinion, the biggest implication of this trend revolves around implementing subway systems, in other cities, nationwide. Specifically, I believe that violent crime is the single most reason that other cities do not have subway systems, like New York.
I also believe that this trend signals a legislative cornerstone, towards passing reforms aimed at economic transparency. I believe that these things could occur, due to the declining violence, because economic transparency is an issue often silenced by crime.
With nearly 11 million people in New York, less then 300 murders occurred this year, despite some of the worst economic disparity in the world. Although, working in Manhattan, I can attest that some of this pacifism is also seemingly a bi-product of an increasingly foreign population. For this reason, it is of my opinion, that the current composition of the city, in terms of an increased immigrant population, has also contributed to this downturn in homicides.
But what could occur, as a result of this downturn in violent crime?
Personally, I believe these numbers could spurn new found support for communal things, such as enhanced subway systems. Also, this trend could lead to an increased support for economic transparency and financial honesty, both culturally and systemically. Meaning, that with the murder rate dropping, economic institutions might begin increasing transparency, in regards to home-ownership and retirement planning. One can only hope.
-William Larsen, Civilians News